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Bill O’Hanlon, M.S.

Bill O’Hanlon, M.S.

Bill O’Hanlon, M.S. is a dynamic, inspirational professional speaker and prolific author who helps motivate people and organizations to determine what they are meant to be doing and to remove the barriers to succeeding at those goals. Originally trained as a psychotherapist, Bill became known for his collaborative respectful approach, irreverent humor, storytelling, clear and accessible presentation style and his infectious enthusiasm for whatever he is doing. He teaches seminars, leads trainings, writes books, coaches people and offers websites, podcasts, blogs, web-based courses, teleclasses and audio and video programs. Bill is often invited as a keynote speaker, conference speaker, motivational keynote presenter and business speaker.

Bill began his professional career in 1975 as a hippie transpersonal counselor at the A.R.E. (Edgar Cayce) Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier he ran growth groups and taught seminars at the Phoenix growth center Sentheon. Deciding he really ought to know something more about what he was doing, he studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (before they even had a name for it) and ultimately went back to school and became a marriage and family therapist. During graduate school he studied with the eccentric and creative psychiatrist Milton Erickson and became Erickson’s gardener (he was Dr. Erickson’s only work/study student). He was so confused and impressed by Dr. Erickson’s work, he felt compelled to spend the next several years of his career writing and teaching in an effort to make Erickson’s approach more understandable and accessible. Bill then moved on to develop his own method, the Solution-Oriented Approach, a brief approach to change focused on identifying and using strengths to reach goals and overcome challenges. It has been applied with individuals, couples, families and organizations.

More information: www.ohanlon.com

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